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Any international equivalent to Patriot Act?

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Any international equivalent to Patriot Act?

slurpey
Hi, I was told that there are several bi-lateral treaties that have the same impacts as the patriot acts. The info I'm seeking is to say "look guys, France can require the same from Germany" or "The UK can get data from Italy" and - if it exists - "Brazil can require data from Australia"... (all in context of , for example, an Australian company having a data centre in Brazil))

I'm trying to "tone down" the us Patriot act by bringing awareness about similar treaties between other countries. But I can't find the info. Anyone has an opinion/pointer? Thanks.
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    OH Smeg

    But that doesn't mean that they don't exist just that I'm not aware of them.

    The International Legal Authorities though are not that advanced in Data Protection or so on is all I have to say. They tend to follow the rest rather than lead.

    What I think you are looking for is Country Laws that require this and currently I'm not aware of any that even come close.

    Though I have to admit that maybe with what many Countries are capable of with their Special Permissions for some authorities it may already be happening, though not in the way that you perceive. Most Western Countries track all Data Through their Telephony Systems so if someone in the US was sending data to Brazil through Australia the Australian Authorities would monitor that Data Transfer. However they would be in the same position as the CIA after September 11 2011. They would have the data but not be in a position to process it till months latter and only then if it peaked their interest by having certain Key Words.

    Col

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    OH Smeg

    But that doesn't mean that they don't exist just that I'm not aware of them.

    The International Legal Authorities though are not that advanced in Data Protection or so on is all I have to say. They tend to follow the rest rather than lead.

    What I think you are looking for is Country Laws that require this and currently I'm not aware of any that even come close.

    Though I have to admit that maybe with what many Countries are capable of with their Special Permissions for some authorities it may already be happening, though not in the way that you perceive. Most Western Countries track all Data Through their Telephony Systems so if someone in the US was sending data to Brazil through Australia the Australian Authorities would monitor that Data Transfer. However they would be in the same position as the CIA after September 11 2011. They would have the data but not be in a position to process it till months latter and only then if it peaked their interest by having certain Key Words.

    Col